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Provost's Well,homestead & enclosure 550m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Tain and Easter Ross, Highland

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Latitude: 57.7776 / 57°46'39"N

Longitude: -4.1401 / 4°8'24"W

OS Eastings: 272824

OS Northings: 878445

OS Grid: NH728784

Mapcode National: GBR J845.B9F

Mapcode Global: WH4DZ.CSR0

Entry Name: Provost's Well,homestead & enclosure 550m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4760

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Logie Easter

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross


A group of three prehistoric enclosures. The enclosure to the E is a scooped, stone-walled, oval enclosure, measuring 16.5m NE-SW by 12.5m within a wall showing several outer and inner facing stones. The central enclosure is scooped and circular, measuring 16m in diameter within a stony bank up to 3m wide and 1.1m high. The enclosure to the W measures 14m in diameter within a low stony wall. The area to be scheduled measures 160m NE-SW by 70m transversely to include the structures described above and an area around them in which activities associated with their use may survive, as detailed in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because the enclosures represent the remains of a prehistoric settlement of unusual and distinct type. They can give us a greater understanding of prehistoric settlement in general and structural techniques in particular.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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